Evaluation Comments
Course:Computer Systems I

Quarter:Spring 08/09
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Location: Distance Learning
James Riely PhD

Associate Professor
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What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the instructor?

1.   The professor sometimes makes it difficult to understand what exactly is important that we know and what is not.
2.   THe teacher was well organized and presented the material in an extremely interesting way. He took the time to construct a website and server with which we were taught numerous systems.

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

1.   Assembly language... I've always wanted to learn it.
2.   Exposure to UNIX, gnu, refamiliarizing myself with assembly all helped me

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   Better video and audio for COL.
2.   A creative coding assignment, as opposed to, or in addition to, the destructive ones (I did find the destructive ones interesting and educational)

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

1.   The material on the midterm seemed to come out of the blue. After hearing the professor say time and time again that we wouldn't have to know much regarding floating point, it came as a shock that most of the midterm revolved around floating point.
2.   Fairly graded

Other comments?

1.   Overall I enjoyed the class.
2.   Great course. Great preparation.